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Salon duc Tape: Solutions Through Reproductive Health: Why Health and Education Matter to Climate Change
January 22, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Salon duc Tape – Solutions Through Reproductive Health: Why Health and Education Matter to Climate Change – January 22nd, 2021
What are the connections between global population growth, access to health care and education, and environmental sustainability?
Population growth contributes to climate change because each additional person causes emissions—-especially in high- and middle-income countries. While affluent populations cause the overwhelming majority of global emissions, low-income populations are the most at-risk for climate impacts. At the salon on January 22nd, Hannah Evans of Population Connection will explore the ways in which population growth contributes to and is affected by climate change around the world. She will include several case studies which introduce the concepts of climate justice as well as the geopolitics of climate refugees. Hannah will conclude with a discussion on the ways in which family planning and education, in particular for women and girls, function as human rights-based, cost-effective approaches to climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Hannah is the Communications Manager at Population Connection. She works with college-level students and professors to integrate population studies back into the mainstream, with a particular focus on human rights and social justice. Before joining Population Connection’s staff, Hannah worked as an adjunct professor of Women’s Studies and taught classes on gender, science, and feminist theory. She holds a BA in environmental policy and political science and a Master’s in political ecology from San Diego State University, where her research focused on sustainability labeling and ethical consumption.
Salon duc Tape, a public forum sponsored by the Northern Colorado Alliance for a Livable Future (NCALF), meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 7:00 — 9:00 p.m. We have moved to an online format (Zoom) for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. You will need to register in advance for the salon here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIoceGtrzopHNcrV0w_v9V5-dV70qhc4lQD. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information – including a new link – about joining the salon.